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Latest Honda Airbag Recall Lengthens Shadow of Product Doubt

Industry tracking to beat last year record-setting recall year of 64 million.

by on Oct.30, 2015

The 2008 Honda Accord is part of another recall for faulty airbags. The maker is recalling 300,000 of the vehicles from 2008 and 2009.

If you own a Honda Accord, don’t slam that door too hard. The Japanese automaker is recalling 300,000 of the cars from 2008 and 2009 because the side-impact airbags may deploy if the door is “forcefully slammed.”

There have been 19 complaints about the issue, which the maker blamed on an incorrect sensor calibration. The problem affects both the air curtains, which are in the roof above the side windows and provide head protection, and airbags in the side of the seat that protect the torso.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started investigating the problem last year due to the complaints, which included several instances of the automaker refusing to pay for the repair. (more…)

Hyundai Recalls 205,000 Elantra Sedans

Power steering problem forces latest action.

by on Mar.02, 2015

Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 Elantras in the U.S. due to a power-steering problem.

The new leader of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the agency would be an “enforcer” under his leadership, and thus far, Mark Rosekind is making good on his word as Hyundai announced a recall of more than 200,000 Elantra sedans.

The South Korean automaker is recalling 205,000 Elantras in the U.S. and another 58,000 in Canada from model years 2008 through 2010. An electronic power steering sensor could malfunction, disabling the power steering making steering the vehicle more difficult.

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That could increase the likelihood of a crash, according to NHTSA. Hyundai Motor America has not reported any injuries or accidents. The company plans to notify owners. Dealers will fix the problem at no cost to the owners. Owners with questions can call 855-671-3059. (more…)